psst.. Lorie from two years ago, try wrapping your head around the fact that you’ll have a twelve year old in three days.. or a thirteen year old next year 

#whatishappening #momofsons  #jamesxavier

psst.. Lorie from two years ago, try wrapping your head around the fact that you’ll have a twelve year old in three days.. or a thirteen year old next year

#whatishappening #momofsons #jamesxavier


gma&gpa conover rolled by the #C5 casa today to celebrate the jamers’ bday a weekend early with some steaks and a rad cake. chris&i provided the casa, the pool and the handsome grandsons.

gma&gpa conover rolled by the #C5 casa today to celebrate the jamers’ bday a weekend early with some steaks and a rad cake. chris&i provided the casa, the pool and the handsome grandsons.


typical.✌

#breakfast #momofsons

typical.✌

#breakfast #momofsons


terrible video quality but had to share the #Maximus cuteness overload lol this is one of his favorite songs right now

#lollipop #singoutloud


Bedtime stories

About to do our nightly ritual of singing him to sleep, Max requests a change up from our normal songs and asks for “Let It Go”… I grudgingly (and with quick tempo) sing a shortened version. Then I start singing one of our usuals, a ballad-y version of Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon”. Max abruptly stops me and says, “No mommyyyy, mow ‘Wet it dow!’”


beach bumming it with my favorite men. who said summer was over? ✌ 🐚 🐬 

#C5 #ChLo #momofsons #lovethebeachhatethesand (at Seal Beach South Side)

beach bumming it with my favorite men. who said summer was over? ✌ 🐚 🐬

#C5 #ChLo #momofsons #lovethebeachhatethesand (at Seal Beach South Side)



    I’m watching Guardians of the Galaxy



“Crawling out from under the rock whence I came to finally watch this awesome movie with my hubs. Oh and awesome bonus: Battle of the Five Armies trailer :) #score”



    
    
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I’m watching Guardians of the Galaxy

“Crawling out from under the rock whence I came to finally watch this awesome movie with my hubs. Oh and awesome bonus: Battle of the Five Armies trailer :) #score”

Check-in to Guardians of the Galaxy on tvtag


😍 these boys. 

#bookworms #maxzilla #lazydaysareaokay #momofsons #happynolaborday

😍 these boys.

#bookworms #maxzilla #lazydaysareaokay #momofsons #happynolaborday


Birthday shenanigans with Michelley! #2ndSeptember #happybirthday #earlycelebrations (at Rancho Cucamonga, California)


Sock Hop @ DC3! Where the jockey is the smoothest and the music is the coolest…. #sockhop #50s #rockabilly #DC3  (at Diamond Canyon Christian Church)

Sock Hop @ DC3! Where the jockey is the smoothest and the music is the coolest…. #sockhop #50s #rockabilly #DC3 (at Diamond Canyon Christian Church)


Pocket #Catan on this Saturday afternoon because we’re hardcore. #nerdsinlove #guesswhowon #distracted #weresupposedtobecleaning

Pocket #Catan on this Saturday afternoon because we’re hardcore. #nerdsinlove #guesswhowon #distracted #weresupposedtobecleaning


Happy Birthday to this sexy beast!  #stud #mce #mancrusheveryday #luckywifey #hellosweetie #iloveyouiknow

Happy Birthday to this sexy beast! #stud #mce #mancrusheveryday #luckywifey #hellosweetie #iloveyouiknow


"…if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours… ."

Yes my sons, that direction includes the ever important school :)

#firstdayofschool #excitedlikenemo #2ndgrade #7thgrade #thoreau #waldenquotes #oursweetsummerisgone

"…if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours… ."

Yes my sons, that direction includes the ever important school :)

#firstdayofschool #excitedlikenemo #2ndgrade #7thgrade #thoreau #waldenquotes #oursweetsummerisgone


My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)

Best Saturday ever because I finally got to meet and hold and shnuggles with my wittle Ryden and hug my beautiful Be Frie @juneyc ! Happy one month sweet RyRy!

#rydenpel #babyboy #babysmellisawesome #onemonthold

Best Saturday ever because I finally got to meet and hold and shnuggles with my wittle Ryden and hug my beautiful Be Frie @juneyc ! Happy one month sweet RyRy!

#rydenpel #babyboy #babysmellisawesome #onemonthold